Searching for big city atmosphere without the high cost of living? Welcome home to Atlanta, Georgia! Instead of the hustle and bustle of a New York or a Chicago, come experience the Southern charm that emanates from the city’s center! Home to over five and a half million people, a major airport, many Fortune 100 headquarters, and 22 Taylor Morrison communities, you’re sure to find a lifestyle—and a home—you’ll love. Keep reading to learn some of the top things to see and do in Atlanta and why you’ll be ready to make your move to this exciting city!
From parks and outdoor recreation to swanky theatres and sports venues to a sizzling night life, one thing’s for sure: you’ll never run out of things to do in and around Atlanta. Olympic Village, in the heart of downtown, is a great place to sit and enjoy the splash park on a warm summer day. If you’re an avid sports fan, catch an Atlanta United, Falcons, Thrashers, Braves, or Hawks game. Unlike the nightmarish parking scene in other big cities, Atlanta features plenty of parking spaces in the city so you’ll always have a convenient spot to leave your car while you keep yourself entertained. If you’re not into the sports scene and want to see what the local arts have to offer, there’s the High Museum of Art, The Fox Theatre or one of the many amphitheaters that feature your favorite artists, plays, or musicians. Anyone interested in Gone with the Wind should visit the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, where the author lived from 1925-1932 while penning her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Hundreds of artifacts are on display at the visitor center, and a portion of the museum is devoted entirely to the filming of the 1939 movie.
In the city’s downtown area, you can explore the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which features interactive exhibits geared toward kids under the age of nine. Attractions have names like Tools for Solutions and Fundamentally Food. There’s also a Leaping into Learning play section for children five and younger. The museum also hosts three traveling shows a year in its Morph Gallery.
Laugh until your sides hurt at the Punchline Comedy Club. Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld are among the list of nationally recognized comedians who have performed at this club, which stages headliner shows at least five times a week. The venue seats 270 people and has won several awards as Atlanta’s No. 1 comedy club.
In Douglasville, you’ll find Arbor Place Mall, a regional shopping destination that serves Atlanta’s western suburbs with a store lineup that includes Belk, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Macy’s, Sears and a Regal Cinemas movie theater. The mall also has a curfew policy where youth can’t be present without adult supervision after 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Explore the City with Ease
For some residential neighborhoods, having a car is a necessity, while walking or taking MARTA, the city’s public rail system, is perfectly doable in others. Ultimately, you should decide where you’re going to live – if work and entertainment seem difficult to reach by public transportation, you might want to think about getting a car. When it comes to deciding where to live and what you’re trying to accomplish, there are plenty of MARTA lines that will get you into the city and back home without the headache of the traffic. Plus, in one of the largest urbanization projects in America, Atlanta is building The Beltline, which will add more walking, jogging, and bike paths throughout the entire city. Whether you’re commuting for work or visiting the city center for a bit of fun on the weekends, with your car, MARTA, or the future Beltline, you’ll have plenty of ways to get around and explore the city.
Atlanta is also home to a thriving culinary scene, with several award-winning restaurants and all types of delicious dishes to appetize your taste buds—from casual eateries to upscale experiences to some of the south’s finest, and most famous, comfort foods.
A Gamer’s Delight
Atlanta’s competitive gaming scene has grown significantly in the last few years, with the city already playing host to long-running events like Final Round, one of the biggest U.S. fighting game tournaments. Taken alongside the city’s thriving game development and tech industries, it’s easy to see why Atlanta is becoming a major destination for game creators and players alike.
That growth potential is what motivated Turner Broadcasting to launch their own Atlanta-based foray into eSports in 2016 – ELEAGUE, which airs on TBS and brings Turner’s production knowhow to live competitive gaming broadcasts. “Atlanta has a rapidly growing population, particularly with young people who tend to follow and passionately support eSports,” says Christina Alejandre, vice president of eSports at Turner Sports. Turner’s bet on eSports seems to be paying off, with ELEAGUE bringing in millions of new TV viewers according to the network’s internal figures, and even snagging TBS a Sports Emmy nomination.
Live in Comfort and Style
While Atlanta is a patchwork of different neighborhoods with different cultural and lifestyle approaches, Taylor Morrison offers 22 communities in a variety of neighborhoods so you can find the perfect home in the perfect location for you. Whether you prefer a modern home near the city center and close to work or would rather be in the suburbs with a little more room to stretch your legs and enjoy more space, Taylor Morrison offers plenty of townhomes and single family homes for sale in Atlanta.
No matter which neighborhood you choose to make your new home, you’ll experience the distinctive style and modern conveniences built into each and every Taylor Morrison home, as well as plenty of upgrades and options to make it truly fit your personal style. Plus, many neighborhoods boast a wealth of incredible amenities, like resort-style pools with cabanas for keeping cool on a hot Atlanta summer day, fitness centers, and meandering walking paths when you need a bit of fresh air or want to enjoy nature.
Make Your Move to an Exciting New Lifestyle
From the arts and entertainment to the affordability and variety of housing options and lifestyles, Atlanta is a thriving melting pot perfect for every stage of life. Make your move to Atlanta and discover the charming lifestyle that awaits.